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Effective Term:
Summer 2014 through Summer 2024

Course Number:
CJA 117
Course Title:
Introduction to Homeland Security
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:

Course Description

Introduces Homeland Security and its function of coordinating efforts to develop and implement a comprehensive national strategy to secure the nation from terrorist threats or attacks. Agencies associated with Homeland Security along with their duties and relationships are covered. Explores historical events, laws, issues, communications, critical threats and other topics related to protecting the national infrastructure. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

1. Use an understanding of Homeland Security history, organization and structure as a foundation to expand knowledge related to protecting the
national infrastructure.
2. Use critical thinking and communication skills to help prevent, prepare, respond and recover from terrorist-related or other crisis incidents.
3. Maintain situational awareness while assessing and evaluating potential threats to Homeland Security

Course Activities and Design

Activities may include but are not limited to:
? Classroom Lecture
? Guest speakers
? Films and videos
? Role playing scenarios
? Group discussions

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Methods of assessment may include the following: examinations, quizzes, an interview assignment report, research papers, class participation, role playing feedback, oral presentations and  group activities.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

This course will introduce students to topics that include, but are not limited to:
? DHS history and organization
? Protecting the national infrastructure
? Responding and recovering from crisis incidents
? Evaluating potential threats
? Maintaining situational awareness